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Death : current perspectives


Published 1995
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Includes bibliographical references (p.461-470) and indexes

The personification of death / Robert Kastenbaum -- A befitting and appropriate death / Avery D. Weisman -- The pornography of death / Geoffrey Gorer -- Death in popular culture / Michael C. Kearl -- The terror of death / Ernest Becker -- Western attitudes toward death / Philippe Ariès -- The Black Death as a major event in world history / Yves Renouard -- AIDS as human suffering / Paul Farmer and Arthur Kleinman -- Strategies for bringing the AIDS epidemic under control / Malcolm Gladwell -- Death be not strange / Peter Metcalf -- Days of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico: an historical inquiry / Judith Strupp Green -- Clinical care in the AIDS epidemic / Gerald H. Friedland -- The ritual drama of mutual pretense / Barney G. Glaser and Anselm L. Strauss -- Death, uses of a corpse, and social worth / David Sudnow -- Dying at Murray Manor / Jaber F. Gubrium -- Hospice care for the 1990s: a concept coming of age / Marian Gentile and Maryanne Fello -- The American way of death / Jessica Mitford -- Public behavior in the funeral home / Vanderlyn R. Pine -- Symptomatology and management of acute grief / Erich Lindemann -- A grief observed / C.S. Lewis -- Unresolved grief / Terese Rando -- Disenfranchised grief / Kenneth J. Doka -- The child's theories concerning death / Maria Nagy -- Worlds of dying children and their well siblings / Myra Bluebond-Langner -- Children traumatized by witnessing acts of personal violence: homicide, rape, or suicide behavior / Robert S. Pynoos -- The death of a child / Beverley Raphael -- Voluntary active euthanasia / Dan Brock -- When self-determination runs amok / Daniel Callahan -- The Nazi "euthanasia" program / Robert Jay Lifton -- Harvesting the dead / Willard Gaylin -- Egoistic suicide / Émile Durkheim -- Epidemiology of suicide in the United States / John L. McIntosh -- Examining suicide from a life span perspective / Judith M. Stillion and Eugene E. McDowell -- Suicide as psychache / Edwin S. Shneidman -- Kids who kill / Gordon Witkin -- This is your death / Jacob Weisberg -- Death penalty sentiment / Hans Zeisel and Alec M. Gallup -- Loss of communality at Buffalo Creek / Kai T. Erikson -- Night / Elie Wiesel -- Megamurders / R.J. Rummel -- Near-death experiences: new evidence for survival? / Robert Kastenbaum -- Do we survive death? / Bertrand Russell -- The postself / Edwin S. Shneidman


Publisher Mountain View, Calif. : Mayfield Pub. Co.
Pages 504
Language English
Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive
Book contributor Internet Archive
Collection printdisabled; inlibrary; browserlending; internetarchivebooks; americana

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